Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

J. Stogdell Stokes Records Edit




  • 1937-1947 (Creation)


  • 1.5 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 2006. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The J. Stogdell Stokes Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], J. Stogdell Stokes Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Fiske Kimball Records.

  • Historical Note

    J. Stogdell Stokes was President of the Corporation from 1933 until his death in 1948, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1923 to 1947, and Chairman of the Museum Fund of 1928. Under his guidance the Museum acquired the Barnard and Foulc collections. With WPA craftsmen, period rooms were installed and galleries completed.

  • Scope and Content Note

    The records are correspondence covering 11 years of his administration. Subjects include the WPA, acquisitional negotiations, funding the Museum, solicitation of City support and aid from the General Education Board. The records show a close working relationship with Director Fiske Kimball.